Lifelong Learning Session II courses begin

Lifelong Learning Session II courses begin is in the past.

Fall's Session II begins in October with the final five-week session of 2018 ending in November. The cost is $80 per person per class or $120 to enroll in two or more classes in the same session. Below are the courses for Session I, which begins the week of Aug. 27:

To register online click here or contact Amy Hamar at 615.966.6216 or Laura Tywater at 615.966.5733.


America’s Civics Lesson: 2018 Elections Edition

Mondays, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12
3-4:30 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 109
Cost $80
Instructor: Linda Peek Schacht Leader in Residence, College of Leadership and Public Service, Lipscomb University

Both the national midterm elections and Tennessee’s gubernatorial race provide the backdrop for a look at American democracy in 2018. Who and what will Americans believe? What issues will matter to how they vote? We will look at the three branches of federal government in 2018:

  • The executive branch under the norm-shattering Presidency of Donald Trump;

  • Congressional action or inaction toward the President’s domestic and foreign policy; and 

  • The role of the judiciary in these very interesting times.


Essential Oils for Healthy Living

Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 and 13
3-4:30 p.m.
Swang Center, Room 110
Cost $80
Facilitator: Nola Gephart, Essential Oils Leader, Crossfit Life and Wellness Coach

Essential oils have been known and valued since before the time of Christ. They have been used for their medicinal, emotional and spiritual benefits. Walk through the many uses of the amazing oils God has gifted us and discover how they may benefit your mind, body, spirit and environment.

  • Week 1 - Nola Gephart will introduce you to essential oils. The session ends with hand reflexology, giving you an opportunity to apply oils on yourself.

  • Week 2 - Essential Oils and the Mind. Classically trained homeopath, Courtney Vogel.

  • Week 3 - Essential Oils and the Body. Doctor of Chiropractic and yoga instructor Carlee Brockman.

  • Week 4 - Essential Oils and our Environment, Vanessa Sokic.

  • Week 5 - Oils of the Bible, Dr. Brenda Rambo, Psychologist/Author/Ed.D. from Peabody Vanderbilt.


Critical Decisions & Decisive Moments: Vignettes in WWII History

Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 and 14
3-4:30 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 109
Cost $80
Instructor: Tim Johnson, Professor of History, Lipscomb University

The Second World War was the largest and most destructive event ever planned and orchestrated by mankind. It was a global conflict that killed 70 million people, which was 3 percent of the world’s population in 1940. With all such epic events, the outcome often comes down to leadership, decisions and singular episodes. In this course we will look at five events or decisions that had decisive consequences in the course of the war: pre-war planning, Pearl Harbor, strategic bombing, Operation Overlord and the atomic bomb. These and other related topics will be covered as we remember World War II and its leaders.


The Church Through the Ages

Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, and 15
3-4:30 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 211
Cost $80
Instructor: Dan Turbeville, Adjunct Professor, Lipscomb University College of Business

Have you ever wondered why there are so many churches within Christianity? Why are some churches so different in form and practice? We will attempt to provide answers to these, as well as many other questions. The goal of this class is to cause students to think about the legacy that has been handed down to them by their spiritual forefathers.


We will review topics such as:

  • The Emperor Constantine and his influence on the Church

  • The Council of Nicaea and its impact on the Church

  • How did we get the Bible?

  • The development of Roman Catholicism and the division with the Eastern Orthodox Church

  • The impact of Islam on the Church

  • The Reformation Movement and its leaders

  • The Restoration Movement and its leaders